Aerial Responder

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Pioneer Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Magic Game Night (GNT) Uncommon
Archenemy: Nicol Bolas (E01) Uncommon
Kaladesh (KLD) Uncommon

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Aerial Responder

Creature — Dwarf Soldier

Flying

Vigilance (Attacking doesn't cause this creature to tap.)

Lifelink (Damage dealt by this creature also causes you to gain that much life.)

Aerial Responder Discussion

multimedia on Get A Life

1 week ago

Hey, there's a mono white archetype in Modern called Soul Sisters. What you have here is a twist on that strategy.

The Sisters are Martyr of Sands , Soul's Attendant and Soul Warden . These are the repeatable life gaining sources to give you a consistent source of life gain and a consistent play turn one. Martyr is a fast way to gain life to activate Serra Ascendant or pump Ajani's Pridemate . Ascendant is by far your best threat to win a game and reason to want to gain life; Martyr can get you to 30+ life fast.

Squadron Hawk is a good two drop with this strategy giving you four potential creatures to gain life with and it has flying. Hawk is like draw putting up to three cards into your hand which is good with Martyr to have a better opportunity to gain life with her since you will have more white cards in your hand. I also like the interaction of Martyr and Lone Rider  Flip as a way to gain three or more life for one mana.

Flying is the best evasion you can give the rest of your attacking creatures with Odric, Lunarch Marshal and he does seem good with Ajani's Pridemate , but I think 4x Odric is too much. Odric as a four drop isn't good by himself, he requires other creatures to be good to use his combat trigger. You only want to cast Odric if you have an established battlefield of creatures to get his combat trigger and having a flier helps too.

Hawk seems better here than Aerial Responder since Hawk fills your hand with creatures and it also has flying. Tokens are good with the Sisters; Spectral Procession is three flying Spirits for three mana. Procession with a Warden or Attendant on the battlefield can pump Pridemate at least three times. For three mana Procession seems more impactful than Ritual of Rejuvenation . 4x Ritual, 4x Revitalize and 2x Reviving Dose seems too many cards for this effect and Revitalize is better than the others. Gaining life and drawing is important, but creatures are more important.

Cards to consider adding:

Cards to consider cutting:

  • 4x Ritual of Rejuvenation
  • 2x Reviving Dose
  • 4x Aerial Responder
  • 3x Auriok Champion
  • 1x Odric, Lunarch Marshal
  • 1x Lone Rider

Attendant being a one drop I think is better than the color protections of Champion who is a two drop and both have the same repeatable life gain ability. Champion could be a sideboard card, but not sure you even need him. Champion and gaining life is great hate against mono red and burn, but the strategy here is gaining life even without Champion. Good luck with your deck.

Mindcrime88 on Need help/suggestions.

3 weeks ago

21- Plains 4 - Sungrace Pegasus 4 - Knight of the White Orchid 4 - Aerial Responder 3 - Ajani's Pridemate 3 - Fencing Ace 2 - Stone Haven Medic 2 - Gideon's Company 2 - Twinblade Paladin 2 - Impassioned Orator 4 - Desperate Lunge 4 - Gideon's Reproach 3 - Riot Control 1 - Ajani, Inspiring Leader

Any help would be appreciated; whether cards need to be replaced or maybe even going multi-colored instead of mono white.

Poseidon31 on +Mister Odric's Home For Peculiar Children+

2 months ago

Darksteel Myr is to slow.. Oketra does the same for 1 Mana more, but much much better.

You need Cheap Removal like Fatal Push , Path to Exile or Dismember , so you can kill much faster.

As one Drops I recommend Inquisition of Kozilek or Thoughtseize for handdisruption or Nip Gwyllion , Serra Ascendant or Typhoid Rats for an early drop.

Honor of the Pure doesn't hit all of your creatures, Glistening Oil slows you down and Infet Odric doesn't share Infect. So therefore Raise the Alarm won't do much.

Swiftfoot Boots also slows you down. You want to play creatures to share their static abilitys. So stick with creatures, creature removal, hand disruption.

Aerial Responder is like a white Nighthawk. Crested Sunmare for indestructible and many horse tokens, since you have a havy lifelink base.

dahhahm on Profound Results

3 months ago

This deck looks really fun, the only card I don't like is the trigon of mending which could be an Aerial Responder

Skullblade248 on The Boros 21st Infantry Division

4 months ago

Huge essay-comment incoming

I try not to spend over $50 dollars on my decks unless it's for a specific reason or if I already own the cards, then I don't have to spend money getting those. (I know, it's super budget compared to some of your decks)

Aerial Responder is really good, but I decided that it worked better with more copies of Odric, and he made the deck easy to stop, as one removal spell ends it all. I traded it in for Veteran Swordsmith because, 1. The tokens need some way to further impact the board, and Field Marshal was a little too expensive (among other things).

With Preeminent Captain , I felt that it didn't do enough for me to warrant slots in the deck. It's really good, but with bigger Soldiers, and that isn't this deck's strategy.

Tajic, Blade of the Legion would be an all-star in this deck. If I could make the curve work, it would be a great addition. Except for one thing. I'm holding out for a Frontier-like format (w/ a banlist this time) that I can play all of my decks in more competitively. I dislike Standard's Rotation, but the speed of play is really fun. On the flipside, I like the lack of Rotation in Modern, but it plays too fast and only the good netdecks survive. (I really, really hate netdeckers. I need to upload a video about that...) I am willing to bet that the Frontier-like format would only include new-bordered cards, so unless Tajic is reprinted... :(

All things considered, you had wonderful advice, but my budget currently won't handle decks that price. However, you piqued my interest with the Mentor of the Meek . It looks like a good fit, but I don't want to mess up the curve too much, so I would have to ditch Tajic or the Swordsmith. If Wizards printed a two mana lord in Throne of Eldraine, Theros 2, or Lorwyn 2, then I would rework the deck to accommodate the lord and the Mentor. (preferably similar to Chief of the Edge , Legion Lieutenant , or Merfolk Mistbinder )

Thanks for the help.

tempest on The Boros 21st Infantry Division

4 months ago

just want to first say that this looks like a good start and a fun deck, so good job with that

cards i would highly consider: Aerial Responder , Ballyrush Banneret , Brimaz, King of Oreskos , Preeminent Captain , Tajic, Blade of the Legion , Boros Charm , Path to Exile , Lightning Bolt , Elspeth Tirel (take advantage of indestructibility)

cards i could see work: Anax and Cymede , Mentor of the Meek , Odric, Master Tactician , Thalia, Heretic Cathar

I don't want to completely change up your deck to the point that it doesn't feel like it's your deck, so make whatever changes you feel comfortable with. i can maybe help if you give me a clearer picture of your budget, the direction you want to take you deck both in terms of competitiveness (assuming it's more casual atm) and in terms of style of play (not sure b/c it's not straight up aggro beat face win with odric, captain of the watch, etc.), but also i haven't been in the magic scene in years and never competitively so take everything with a grain of salt haha

multimedia on 9th Crusade V2

4 months ago

Hey, looks good nice Extraplanar Lens :)

Consider more lands? 29 lands is low for a 3.6 avg. CMC. This low amount of lands also needs a low avg. CMC, not more than 2.0 which will be difficult to achieve unless you cut a large amount of high CMC cards. Consider 36 lands?

Consider more flying? Flying is evasion that you want to be able to consistently with Odric give all your creatures including Odric to do Commander damage.

Odric can give your creatures indestructible which is powerful from sources such as Gideon Blackblade or Bastion Protector . Precinct Captain , Hero of Bladehold and Brimaz, King of Oreskos are creatures who can be repeatable sources of tokens. Legion's Landing  Flip and Adanto, the First Fort is a good land with token strategies. Hour of Revelation is a powerful board wipe for mono white in multiplayer Commander.


Cards to consider cutting:

  • Angelic Chorus
  • Sphere of Safety
  • Mass Calcify
  • Angel of Glory's Rise
  • Darien, King of Kjeldor
  • Skyspear Cavalry
  • Baird, Steward of Argive
  • Dictate of Heliod
  • Norn's Annex
  • Ajani's Welcome
  • High Ground
  • Solemn Offering
  • Deploy to the Front
  • Sword of the Animist
  • Chitinous Cloak
  • Spear of Heliod
  • Riot Control
  • War Report
  • Hopeful Eidolon

GarrettTheGreat on Lifegain with OLORO!

4 months ago

Aerial Responder , Defiant Bloodlord , Murder , and Beacon of Immortality (this one's a win-more card and doesn't count as life gain) out. Add in three lands and Azorius Signet . The deck really wants to be hitting it's land drops and ramping where it can.

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